• Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson, left, avoids a collision with Justin Smoak, second from left, after Smoak caught a ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Matt McBride in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Blue Jays give Justin Smoak $8.5M deal for 2017-18

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First baseman Justin Smoak has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays covering 2017-18.

  • Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, right, has his hand examined by a trainer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays as Athletics catcher Matt McBride, left, watches on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Hill left the game in the first inning. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    A’s lose to Blue Jays after blister forces Hill out in 1st

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rich Hill didn’t last very long in what was supposed to be a key start for the Athletics’ pitcher.

  • Donaldson’s hit in 9th helps Blue Jays avoid sweep by A’s

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the ninth against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

  • Will Power, of Australia, takes the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the IndyCar auto race in Toronto on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Mark Blinch /The Canadian Press via AP)

    Will Power holds off Helio Castroneves for 3rd win of year

    TORONTO (AP) — Will Power used pit strategy to grab his third victory of the season and close in on Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud in the race for the IndyCar championship.

  • Love blossoms, wanes in Sarah Polley’s ‘Waltz’

    In this Sept. 11, 2011 photo, director-screenwriter-actress Sarah Polley poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

    TORONTO (AP) — Sarah Polley’s getting an earful from reporters asking her just how autobiographical the marital breakup is in her latest film, “Take This Waltz.” The writer-director’s answer: It’s not autobiographical at all.